RELEASE DATE
16th March 1992 (UK), 16th March 1992 (DE), 8th May 1992 (USA)

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM
Chorus

CHART POSITIONS
8 (UK), 49 (DE)

TRACKLISTINGS

7″ SINGLE:

UK & GERMANY

breathoflife_7inch

MUTE142 (UK) / INT 111.897 (DE)
A – Breath Of Life (Single Mix) [3:56]
B1 – Breath Of Life (Swiss Mix) [4:34]
B2 – Breath Of Life (Accapella Dub Mix) [4:41]

12″ SINGLES:

UK & GERMANY

breathoflife_12inchUK

12MUTE142 (UK) / INT 126.897 (DE)
Breath Of Life (Divine Inspiration Mix) [6:41]
Breath Of Life (Umbilical Mix) [4:30]
Breath Of Life (Swiss Mix) [4:34]
Breath Of Life (Elixir Mix) [6:27]
Breath Of Life (Stripped Mix) [4:38]

USA

breathoflife_12inchUS

Sire 40344-0 (USA)
Breath Of Life (Divine Inspiration Mix) [6:41]
Breath Of Life (Umbilical Mix) [4:30]
Breath Of Life (Stripped Mix) [4:38]
Breath Of Life (Accapella Dub Mix) [4:41]
Breath Of Life (Swiss Mix) [4:34]
Breath Of Life (Elixir Mix) [6:27]
Waiting For Sex (Full Version) [4:06]

CASSETTE SINGLES:

UK

breathoflife_cassette

CMUTE142 (UK)
Breath Of Life (Single Mix) [3:56]
Breath Of Life (Swiss Mix) [4:34]
Breath Of Life (Accapella Dub Mix) [4:41]

CD SINGLES:

UK & GERMANY

breathoflife_CDUK

CDMUTE142 (UK) & INT 826.897 (DE)
Breath Of Life (Single Mix) [3:56]
Breath Of Life (Divine Inspiration Mix) [6:41]
Breath Of Life (Stripped Mix) [4:38]
Breath Of Life (Swiss Mix) [4:34]
Breath Of Life (Accapella Dub Mix) [4:41]

USA

breathoflife_CDUS

Sire 40344-2 (USA)
Breath Of Life (Single Mix) [3:56]
Breath Of Life (Divine Inspiration Mix) [6:41]
Breath Of Life (Swiss Mix) [4:34]
Breath Of Life (Full Version) [4:06]
Breath Of Life (Umbilical Mix) [4:30]
Breath Of Life (Elixir Mix) [6:27]
Breath Of Life (Stripped Mix) [4:38]
Carry On Clangers [4:02]


VIDEO

Directed by Angela Conway for State.

CREDITS
Written by Clarke/Bell.

Published by Musical Moments Ltd/Minotaur Music Ltd/Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd.

Produced by Martyn Phillips.

Recorded at Polygone Studios, Chateau Du Pape.

Mixed by Dave Bascombe at Chateau Du Pape.

‘Breath Of Life (Divine Inspiration Mix)’ mixed by Phil Kelsey.

‘Breath Of Life (Stripped Mix)’ mixed by Phil Kelsey.

‘Breath Of Life (Swiss Mix)’ mixed by Dave Bascombe and Erasure.

‘Breath Of Life (Accapella Dub Mix)’ mixed by Phil Kelsey.

‘Breath Of Life (Umbilical Mix)’ mixed by Joey Beltram.

‘Breath Of Life (Elixir Mix)’ mixed by Robin Hancock, Erasure and Daniel Miller.


Design by Me Company.

BREATH OF LIFE

Never had a point of view
‘Cause my mind was always someone else’s mind
I never had to tell a lie
‘Cause I left the choices up to them
Don’t know why, but I did

Oh, I want life
Life wants me
To breathe in its love

Take me I’m yours
Now I’m coming up for air
I’m gonna live my time for the rest of my life
Then I’ll be coming back for more

I never had to call the tune
‘Cause I always drifted with the tide of the moon
I would go out every night
Looking for someone to treat me right
Not a chance, not a hope in this world (world)

Oh, I want life
Life wants me
To breathe in its love

Take me I’m yours (take me)
Now I’m coming up for air (I’m yours)
I’m gonna live my time for the rest of my life
Then I’ll be coming back for more
Ooh, ooh

Take me I’m yours (take me)
Now I’m coming up for air (I’m yours)
I’m gonna live my time for the rest of my life
Then I’ll be coming back for more
More

WAITING FOR SEX

Whatever you say has no effect
On my sense of well-being
I reject the savage words, that issue forth
Without meaning

If you’re waiting for sex, then stand in line
It’s merely an extra, you invade my inner space
And I tear out your guts for garters

Your eloquence is nothing more than hearsay
Your intelligence leaves much to be desired

Oh, you leave me restless
You leave me starblind

Step in to my world
And I will give you a garland of roses
We’ll taste the heavy scent
And drift around for endless moments

But don’t bother to come
If your heart is so full of poison
One drop of golden sun
Will melt you down into the West Witch

Your eloquence is nothing more than hearsay
Your intelligence leaves much to be desired

Oh, you leave me restless
You leave me starblind

It’s elementary my dear Watson, free me
Or the Baskervilles will hunt you down tonight
You’re not the world’s most handsome man believe me
A thousand others like you standing by

Oh, you leave me restless
You leave me starblind